[Building A] Comprehensive Care and Family Practice
[Building B] Academic Departments, Administration
[Building C] Library, Testing Center, Academic Departments
LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport Centers of Excellence
Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology
(Approved by the Board of Regents, 1990)
John Owings, M.D., Director
The Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology provides multidisciplinary programs of excellence in patient care, research and education. The Center is developing and maintaining comprehensive patient-oriented programs for treatment, research and education related to arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. The center provides clinical diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services for patients and serves as a referral consultation center for physicians practicing in Louisiana. Educational programs for patients and health care professionals as well as community awareness and education projects are being developed and implemented. Clinical and basic research projects often involving interdepartmental multidisciplinary collaborations have provided for maintaining and expanding research efforts with increased research productivity.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center of Excellence
(Approved by the Board of Regents, 1991)
Glenn Mills M.D., Director
The Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary facility that promotes both basic and clinical cancer research, continuing education for the health care professions, cancer prevention for the public and comprehensive care for the cancer patient. The Cancer Center fosters translational research in various programs encompassing scientists, clinician-scientists, and clinicians from a multitude of departments. Many of these programs have a direct effect on clinical practice. As a result, excellence in health care of the cancer patient is fostered. The multidisciplinary approach in cancer treatment and applied research coordinates the efforts of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists and affords the patient the most up-to-date evaluation and therapy possible. The Center spearheads a comprehensive effort of community education, outreach to schools and other organizations, training of health care professionals at other institutions and direct cancer screening at various sites.